Candy necklaces and ring pops look great, but many prefer the nuanced mouthfeel and clean finish of precious gems and metals. Show off sophisticated taste with the help of today's Groupon: for $15, you get a beginner’s beading class from Zelda’s Bead Kit Company in Bridgeville (a $35 value). Although materials for the class must be purchased separately, students will receive a 10% discount on products.
The quaint shop is the crafty child of bead enthusiast Trish Morris, who nurtures novice beaders as they cultivate blossoming desires to decorate string. The Beginner Class takes place over three hours, during which students will learn the basic concepts of the age-old art of bead control, including working with different designs and colors, utilizing proper finishing techniques, and understanding which herbs can be burned to make beads levitate. Customers can select from Zelda’s large collection of beads to create a custom piece of jewelry to take home and wear every day no matter what. Accoutrements include talisman pewter beads, semi-precious stones such as garnets and amethysts, colorful glass beads, seed beads, 24-karat macaroni noodles, and many more.
Classes for beginners currently take place on Mondays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (starting in August, the Wednesday classes will also be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.). In addition to bestowing the basics of beading, a class at Zelda’s will beautifully bedeck body parts, improve the nimbleness of fingers, and impart something useful to do while patiently awaiting the end of the Mayan calendar.
Reservations required. Classes subject to availability.
407 Station St.
Bridgeville, Pennsylvania 15017Get Directions